John Cox Obituary

John Kevin Cox
John Kevin Cox

July 25, 1959 - April 17, 2018
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Granite City, IL
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John Kevin Cox, age 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. John was born on July 25, 1959, in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late John Cox and Betty Jane (Kimberlin) Cox.

On May 7, 1983, John married Sherry Lee Markovich, the love of his life, in Granite City, IL. John worked as a weigher for U.S. Steel in Granite City, IL, for many years. He attended Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. He was also a member of Clowns through Grace, John enjoyed going to many different events throughout the area dressed as a clown; his clown name was T-Bone. John also enjoyed traveling, fishing and working on many other hobbies. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. John will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a sister and a brother, Linda Green and Jeffrey Cox.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Sherry Cox of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Jason and Christopher Markovich of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Mary Jane Callahan of Granite City, IL, Norman Haskell of Cohoes, NY and Joseph (Laura) Cox of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Hailey and Jason Markovich; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, with Rev. Scott Martin officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Friday, April 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Irwin Chapel - Granite City
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL United States 62040
Friday, April 20, 2018
1:00 PM

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